Samara Jinks is a MPH candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Quantitative Methods Track, as well as a third year medical student at the Duke University School of Medicine in the Primary Care Leadership Track. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Samara was a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship which allowed her to complete a BS in Science Technology and International Affairs and a Masters in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. She considers it a privilege to practice medicine and recognizes the value in viewing her work through a population health lens. Next year, she will be matching into a pediatrics residency program with the goal of ultimately serving in a high needs urban setting. Because she believes that every clinician is by default an advocate for the health of their community, she hopes to ultimately split her time between clinical responsibilities, advocacy work, and health disparities research. Outside of academics, Samara enjoys watching basketball (Go Celtics!), bikram yoga, dancing and mentoring young people.